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“Try the very good buffet” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tandoor Rest Payphone

Tandoor Rest Payphone
1226 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06511-4702
203-776-6620
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Ranked #75 of 502 Restaurants in New Haven
Cuisines: Indian
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New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Try the very good buffet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had the buffet lunch here for roughly $10. They had the standard variety of Indian dishes & the several I tried were delicious. A good veg selection too. Everything tasted fresh. Bread was brought to the table and was resupplied as needed. I have tried several buffets at the Indian restaurants in New Haven and can say this one is the best so far. The free parking behind on Howe St. is a definite plus in parking-unfriendly NH.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tasty Indian cuisine excelled only by its charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Located in a 50's dinner styled building but Indian decor inside the food was great, specially the chicken tikka misala as well as the na'an with garlic. Lamb was also very good.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Good, affordable curry in the heart of New Haven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

On a recent trip to New Haven, we were looking for a nice place to have dinner when we spotted an old diner with a 'Tandoor' sign on it. We thought it to be a rather unusual venue for an Indian restaurant, but decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise! The interior was clean, the staff, including the owner, very attentive and the food was delicious. We found out too late about the free parking, but will remember next time we are in town.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Called Tandoor The Clay Oven Restaurant. Had a delicious meal with family.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Surprising diner setting offers great Indian cuisines”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Situated in an old diner near the Yale campus, this restaurant offers a terrific luncheon buffet with vegetarian and meat entrees and appetizers. The chutneys are hot and delicious and the rice pudding is great. Just a nifty ambience for this delightful and inexpensive find.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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